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with iran and some question how strongly he supports israel. one pro israel group is running an ad against hagel. >> president obama, for secretary of defense, chuck hagel is not a responsible option. even the top senate republican says he is reserving judgment. >> i am going to wait and see how the hearings go and see whether chuck's views square with the job he would be nominated to do. >> some democrats are speaking up for him. >> chuck hagel is a tremendous patriot and statesman. served incredibly in vietnam. served this country as the united states senator. >> reporter: president obama is about to lose his treasury secretary. tim geithner is the last original member of the president's economic team. he leaves as three major deadlines loom. by end of february, the treasury will lose the power to borrow more to pay america's bills. across the board spending cuts to every federal program kick in on march 1. the government will run out of all congressional funding by the end of march. the current chief of staff is expected to inherit those headaches as geithner's replacement. president ob
. miles to go on the issue. >> turning overseas where israel made a rare military strike against one of its neighbors, syria. here is abc's global affairs correspondent martha raddatz with more. >> reporter: officials say truck load of dangerous weapons were being loaded from a facility in syria and then headed for lebanon. officials say inside those trucks were sa-17s, those are very capable, mobile radar guided surface-to-air missiles. israeli war planes were launched to destroy the trucks and stop them from entering lebanon before the militant group hezbollah could get their hand on them. the building where the trucks were loading or departing was hit. hezbollah is a sworn enemy of israel. if hezbollah had gotten those missiles it would have significantly increased their capability in any future conflict with israel. this was not israel getting involved in the conflict in syria, per se. it was very much israel making a preemptive strike to protect itself. martha raddatz, abc news, washington. >> that's important. early reports sort of were, were suggesting that perhaps israel was
hagel to be the next secretary of defense. hagel, who has been accused of being hostile to israel and soft on iran, have come out swinging, telling a nebraska newspaper there is not a shred of evidence he's anti-israeli. and president obama says he's the right man with the right background for the job. >> he would be the first person of enlisted rank to serve as secretary of defense. one of the few secretaries who have been wounded in war. and the first vietnam veteran to lead the department. >> he received two purple hearts and president obama says his defense nominee is the leader u.s. troops deserve. >>> also, the president moved to fill one other key national security position, nominating john brennan to be the next head of the cia. brennan spent 25 years at the intelligence agency. his name was floated for director at the start of president obama's first term in fact, but brennan withdrew when critics linked him to harsh interrogation techniques used by the cia when george w. bush was in office. >>> also, it was back to work monday for secretary of state hillary clinton and h
senator chuck hagel has come under fire for his remarks about iran, israel and gay rights. he'll sit down with a leading democrat chuck schumer of new york among others. hagel got a resounding endorsement yesterday from former secretary of state colin powell. >>> it's been one year since the cruise ship "costa concordia" disaster. hundreds of survivors and relatives of the 32 victims marked the anniversary yesterday with a candlelight vigil near the crash scene. they also released chinese lanterns that floated in the air over the ship which is still stuck in the water. it could be september before it's rolled upright and towed to a port. >> i can't believe it's still in the water. >>> american forces played a role in the failed rescue attempt of a french hostage in somalia last week. president obama revealed that u.s. warplanes entered somali air space to support that rescue operation. no weapons were used, though. the french intelligent agent was held hostage for three years was apparently killed in the failed raid. >>> in russia, signs of anger against a new law banning americans from a
are supportive of israel. >> he literally built and then led the national counterterrorism center. >> leading the agency in which i served for 25 years would be the greatest privilege, as well as the greatest responsibility of my professional life. >> it's like you almost have to face the devil, you know? as opposed to saying i don't want to know. >> you have a gun? >> yes. >> you still have a glock? >> yes. >> we're both gun owners. we are strong supporters of the second amendment. >> welcome back to work. >> thank you, matt. i have to say, matt, i missed you all. i wouldn't say that under normal circumstances. >> why would you do this to my new desk? what is wrong with you? >> it's out with the old, in with the new. we're going with 11:30. >> but this is -- this is the -- this was the new desk. >> jimmy had a very good week. also coming up this weekend, the global no pants subway day. so folks will be on the subway here in new york without their pants on. yesterday, 4,000 people took place. >> no, no. >> be careful where you sit on the subway. and it is national hot tottie day. for all you
this is a law that i can appreciate in israel. they like a little meat on their models. there's a controversial new law passed in march. the models there, they have to prove that they've maintained a bmi, a body mass indecision of at least 18.5 for three months prior to a fashion shoot and also a woman who is 5'8" can weigh no less than 119 pounds. it also requires advertisers to disclose that. that we've airbrushed that. >> that's a debate here in this country, about be up front if you've been photo shopped, own it. i like that. so that's good. a little meat on the bones, nothing wrong with that. i like it. >>> this story, there's a new study out and they said that this generation, current generation, is ruder than -- they distinguished between people over 55 and those between 18 and 34 years old. they said the younger folks now are more reluctant to give a cup of tea to builders or tip the postman at christmas. they're less likely to say hello to neighbors or open the door for the elderly compared to people who are 55 years old. that's our age bracket. do you think we're ruder? >> i think the
sort of were, were suggesting that perhaps israel was getting involved in the inner workings of the syrian war. that now we know is not necessarily the case. >> nobody wants to touch that. but in terms of getting too deeply involved. even the u.s. has been very kind of wary about how deeply they're going to get involved in this. the real issue, if assad loses control and those weapons he has get into the wrong hand that's when the situation turns much more grave, much more serious, potentially volatile and that could be the turning point that would draw the u.s. more deeply into syria if the weapons, chemical ones get into the hand of the radical groups. keeping an eye on that for sure. >>> in brazil, talk about pointing the finger. the owner of the nightclub where more than 230 people were killed in a horrifying fire, is blaming the whole country for the tragedy. fire swept through the kiss club on sunday. investigators found all kind of violations including overcrowding and a lack of emergency exits. now the owner believes it was up to the public inspectors to make sure the
, a remarkable discovery. israel's national library has unveiled a collection of ancient hebrew manuscripts it just bought. it points to a thriving jewish community in the region about 1,000 years ago. the papers survived because the caves are so dry and so dark. >>> police in florida are asking for help in finding three criminals. they were caught on cameras this past monday as they held up a radioshack in pompano baemp. they fled out the back door and into a waiting getaway car. >> brazen. >>> and on a much lighter note, but also from florida, some anger over what some neighbors are calling an eye sore. >> this homeowner has graffitied his own house. it was his reaction after people in the neighborhood complained about the removal of some trees. now police say the graffiti might not look good, but it isn't a crime. >> the home owner plans on painting over the graffiti at some point, hopefully painting over it with not more graffiti. >> everybody have a cocktail out there and relax, please. >>> we are getting the party started at "world news now." it's our 21st birthday. >>> we're going to
. >>> and it is election day in israel and prime minister benjamin netanyahu appears headed for an easy re-election victory. the re-election virtually assures no progress on a peace agreement with palestinians because of fighting the opposition was not able to agree on a candidate to run against netanyahu. >>> it was 40 years ago today that the u.s. supreme court legalized abortion. and 70% of americans polled by "the wall street journal" say the roe versus wade decision should stand. 35% want abortion banned except when the woman is a victim of rape or incest. or if a woman's life is in danger. 9% want abortion illegal in all cases. but 70%, that's the highest ever polled. >>> the nation's pediatricians are calling for better guidelines or childhood vaccine schedules. the american medical association says nearly half of the children born between '04 and '08 were undervaccinated by their second birthday. that study, which is out this morning, shows undervaccinated children are more at risk for inpatient hospital admissions. >>> ever since o.j. simpson's ride in the white ford bronco we're familiar with the
a stunning political reversal in israel. prime minister benjamin netanyahu did not cruise to an easy victory in yesterday's election. netanyahu did win, but a surprisingly strong showing by a political newcomer turned pre-election forecasters on their heads. that means netanyahu may be forced to make a stronger effort at peace with the palestinians. >>> there's relief for dozens of american families who feared they would not be able to adopt children from russia. overnight, the american embassy in moscow confirmed 46 pending adoptions are being allowed to proceed. some of those adopted children may arrive in the u.s. today. they were put in jeopardy when russia banned american adoptions on january 1. >>> the new poll reveals changing views on american immigration policies. 60% of americans favor a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants in the u.s. just three years ago, only half of those polled favored such a move. republicans are leading the change with 53% favoring citizenship for illegal immigration. that's up dramatically from three years ago. >> more fallout from the election per
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